Understand the requirements
The Prevent duty requires schools to “have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism," as described in Home Office guidance.
If you need to learn more about the Prevent duty, read our 1-page summary first.
As a governor, your role is one of oversight.
Has relevant policies that reflect the requirements (see our section on policies below) Makes sure staff are appropriately trained in Prevent, including being aware that radicalisation is a safeguarding issue that can put children at risk of harm (paragraph 31 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023) Assesses the risk of pupils being drawn into terrorism Has good protocols in place to check that any visiting speakers are appropriately selected, supervised and challenged if necessary Takes